Musical Instruments

African musical instruments include a wide array of drums, slit gongs, rattles, double bells as well as melodic instruments like string instruments and many types of xylophone and different types of wind instruments like flutes and trumpets.

Drums used in African traditional music include tama talking drums and djembe in West Africa, water drums in Central and West Africa, and the different types of ngoma drums in Central and Southern Africa. Other percussion instruments include many rattles and shakers, such as the kosika, rainstick, bells and woodsticks. Many cultures use song and dance to ward off evil spirits, and pay respects to good spirits, the dead and ancestors.

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